XTechalpha Thought Leaders

XTechalpha have onboarded an ensemble line up of seasoned and proven thought leaders from the exponential technologies and emerging segments arena . These leaders have an exceptional track record of setting up new benchmarks in envisioning the future of new age technologies: AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Cloud, IoT, Digital Transformation and emerging segments: GIC’s, startups, new age academic institutions. XTechalpha will proactively bring forward their expert insights and perspectives on topical and trending topics in succinct content formats.

Lalit Ahuja


Lalit is the CEO of ANSR Consulting Inc, Dallas, the largest global company specializing in establishment of GIC’s. Since its inception in 2004, ANSR has established 24 GIC’s in India, aggregating to 40,000 FTE positions and over $1Billion in capital investments. Lalit is the Founder of Kyron Global Accelerator, the largest start-up engagement platform for global enterprises in India. Lalit is on the advisory board of Turtle Wax, a Chicago based company that produces innovative product lines to meet the ever changing needs of both car consumers and the automotive industry. Lalit is Strategic Advisor of Lowes India, a subsidiary of Lowe’s Companies Inc, the second largest home improvement retailer in the US that operates a chain of 1,800 retail home improvement and appliance stores in the United States, Canada, and, Mexico.

Lalit is a member of the board for several GICs in India including AB-Inbev, L Brands, Lowe’s, JC Penney, HBC and Great West Financial Services.

Lalit has also served as:
• Managing Director of Mast Global Services India (an L Brands Company)
• Managing Director of Lowe’s India
• Chairman and President of Target India
• CEO of NDS India Limited (now a Cisco Company)
• CEO of News Corporation (STAR TV) and $300M News Corporation Venture Fund
• CEO of LG Electronics
• CEO of Datamatics Ltd, Mumbai
• Senior Executive Advisor, Distribution Sector, IBM, Japan
• Member of the Global Council, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ.

Lalit has an MS in Computer Science from IIT, Bombay and an engineering graduate from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Lux Rao


Lux Rao is a Senior Director & Leader for Solutions & Digital Transformation at NTT India. As the leader for the Digital business, Lux is responsible for devising the strategy & approach and leads the charge for NTTs foray in digitally enabling organizations across sectors & industries thereby adding impetus to the Digital Solutions Business at NTT.

Prior to joining NTT, Lux was heading the Digital Transformation Office at Cisco. Lux and his team were responsible for driving the Digital Transformation (DT) agenda for Cisco and help customers define their digital journey and chart out the Transformation Roadmap across various verticals such as Healthcare, Manufacturing, BFSI, Retail, Smart Cities etc.

Lux  has been awarded the prestigious IDC Award for Excellence in Innovation for the year 2015 and best CTO – Digital Transformation for the year 2015-16 by Tech Plus Media. He has also won the coveted “Technology Evangelist for the Year” – an Industry recognition for three years in a row.

Lux is a Technology adviser in several start up communities including T-Hub, Nasscom 10K Start-ups and is a part of the Nasscom Task force for Digital Transformation. He is also the co-chairman for FICCI committee on Smart Cities and is on the Technology Advisory board for IET, Factory of the Future, Industry 4.0, Geo-Spatial IoT & AI and several other organizations.

Dr. Shai Moses


Dr. Shai is the Israeli Economic Consul residing in Bangalore, he is a developing strategic partners between South-Indian-based, financial and technological companies, and Israeli counterparts engaging with top executives to explore Israeli and Indian innovation across multiple business areas, focusing on ICT, Cyber Security, IoT, BioMed, and clean tech sectors. He maintains, cheerfully, an extensive business network in Israel and India.

Israeli companies excel in providing innovative technologies and enhance R&D services. Companies in India can benefit from the advanced Israel technologies to learn more on potential collaborations, we invite you to visit this website   https://finder.startupnationcentral.org/  the Trade and Economic Affairs at the Israeli Consulate General in Bengaluru., will assist in establishing e-connect with relevant Israel  companies: E-mail: Bangalore@israeltrade.gov

Sonia Manchanda​


Sonia designs ground up strategies – for massive scale and impact. She leads interdisciplinary teams through tough challenges – demonstrating a high level of thought and craft in branding, experience and interactions. She is a cofounder of SPREAD Design + Learning a new age design firm that seamlessly integrates all disciplines of design with technology and media, based out of our design farm that we seeded and continue to nurture ground up – open skies, trees, harvest and all.

Sameer Dhanrajani

CEO & Co-founder, AIQrate

Sameer is a globally recognized AI advisor, business builder & thought leader known for his deep knowledge in AI space. Sameer has consulted with several Fortune 500 enterprises, Indian corporations, GCCs, Startups in driving AI-led strategic transformation strategies. He has a proven experience of building and scaling businesses for Fractal, Cognizant, Fidelity & Genpact.

Sameer is a renowned author, columnist, blogger and four times TEDx speaker. He is the author of the best-selling book – AI and Analytics: Accelerating Business Decisions. Known for his passion for Artificial Intelligence, Sameer has a huge following on social media and is a well-recognized keynote expert, moderator and speaker at several global industry forums and conferences. Sameer has been frequently quoted across news publications and is the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions.

Jaspreet Bindra


Jaspreet is the Founder of Digital Matters, an advisory firm in the areas of Digital Transformation, Blockchain and the Future of Work.

Until recently, Jaspreet was the Senior Vice President- Digital Transformation, (equivalent to the Chief Digital Officer), of the $20bn Mahindra Group of Companies. Jaspreet is a Digital Advisor to Mahindra Group, Adjunct Advisor to IDC, and the Emerging Technologies Advisor to Internet and Mobile Association of India. He sits on the Advisory Board of AI firm Findability Sciences and a few other companies in the technology space.

His digital transformation experience spans across Agritech, Real Estate, Next-gen Social Networks, Hospitality, Auto and Financial Services.

Jaspreet is also a thought-leader in the Blockchain space in India, and he has built Proof of Concepts and products based on this technology. He is on the Advisory Board of Blockchained India, India’s largest Blockchain community, is invested in few Blockchain start-ups, and mentors the Blockchain Group for IAMAI.

He has delivered a platform-leading TEDx talk on Blockchain at (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fbhI1qVj0c&t=8s ).

Vikas Gupta


Vikas Gupta is the Managing Director of Wiley India and a recognized thought leader in the publishing and knowledge industry. In a career spanning over 20 years, Vikas has been a forerunner in leading many innovative products and business models in the space of technology-driven learning solutions, research and faculty development, professional certifications and skill development.

As an award-winning serial entrepreneur, Vikas co-founded and led ventures in the fields of IT, Publishing and Medical Electronics. He is an ardent promoter of the spirit of entrepreneurship and encourages students as well as professionals to constantly strive towards perseverance coupled with innovative thinking. He is the thought leader behind WileyNXT which is Wiley’s endeavor into offering products and solutions aimed at instilling skills catering to new age job roles that are driven by technology and digital transformation.

He has authored/co-authored 15 books till date, and his books in the field of IT has sold over two million copies worldwide. Vikas was also Former President of Association of Publishers in India (API) and the promoter-member of the Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI).

Vikas holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and an Executive MBA from ISB in association with Kellogg School of Management, the Wharton Business School and Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil. He also holds a PG Diploma in Printing and Publishing from London.

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